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Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor

Articles by
Patricia Cobe

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Q&A with Daniel Humm of NYC's Eleven Madison Park and NoMad

When the James Beard Foundation held its Silver Anniversary Gala at New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant in November, the guests were treated to a multi-course dinner cooked by five celebrated chefs: Alfred Portale, David Bouley, Tom Colicchio, Michel Richard and Daniel Humm.

Sea change

Sustainability and traceability are top of mind for restaurateurs with seafood on the menu—and the guests they feed. To ease those minds, certification is becoming more formal and widespread.

In November, the risotto featured mushrooms, wild scallions and artichokes, but now it’s transitioning into a cozy vehicle for roasted root vegetables.

By the time November rolls around, many restaurant kitchens are elbow-deep in squash.

An appetizer is supposed to whet the appetite for the rest of the meal, but these days, these first courses are serving as much more than “starters.” Restaurant customers are making whole meals out of downsized dishes, and many menus are dedicated entirely to tapas, small plates and shareable apps.

In today’s hyper-competitive restaurant world, some of the most influential players are not in the front- or back-of-the-house.

Driving through New Mexico in the fall, you can’t miss the sight and smell of roasting chilies. Big mesh drums fired by propane sit on the side of the...

The limitless possibilities of making a meal between two slices of bread have catapulted the sandwich into new menu territory. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches still dominate, but these days, bars and late night menus are featuring mini ethnic sandwiches and full-service restaurants tout overstuffed dinner-size versions.

Once again, we have tapped some of the top tastemakers in the country to nominate the most irresistible, most scrumptious restaurant dishes they’ve enjoyed over the past year.

While steakhouses and casual dining spots have suffered recently from a trading-down trend, the "better burger" segment has benefited from trading up.

"Precious" was the last thing John Brandt-Lee intended his menu to be when he launched Avalon Pasta Bistro in the Philadelphia suburb of Downington,...

From their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, Taco Cabana’s culinary team—Diego Galicia, R&D coordinator, and Walter “Smokey” Waters, executive...

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